The New Balance 997 is one of the most popular silhouettes from New Balance and first saw the light of day in 1991. The man behind the design of this all-time classic is Steven Smith, and as a footwear designer he is also responsible for the design of the New Balance 1500 and the 574 - two other very iconic silhouettes for New Balance. The New Balance 997 was originally designed as a running shoe for the street and was made for a tougher surface. Here, a durable ENCAP midsole with EVA cushioning provides the necessary comfort and won't let the wearer down even after several hours. The most striking feature of the New Balance 997, aside from its high quality, is its wedge-shaped shape. This gives the shoe a particularly sporty look, which makes it an object of desire for many sneakerheads. With the release of the H-series, another big step for the iconic silhouette followed in early 2019. The new lifestyle line combines current technology with the charm of arguably one of the most sought-after New Balance sneakers of all time. Compared to its predecessor, the new 997H features the classic New Balance lettering very prominently on the midsole, further reinforcing the new confidence of the American heritage brand. A new GCEVA midsole has also been installed here, so that the weight is kept particularly low. At the same time, the new sole unit offers a particularly high level of comfort. The 997H comes with just as distinctive a shape as the classic 997 and captures its vibe perfectly. The new 997H combines New Balance's signature heritage spirit with contemporary street style. The New Balance 997H is the contemporary reissue of an absolute classic and a great entry model into the 99X class of New Balance! Due to the large selection of colorways, you will find a suitable color mix for every occasion!